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Smelly Diarrhea, weight loss, low appetite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DirtyHarrysHenHarem, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. DirtyHarrysHenHarem

    DirtyHarrysHenHarem In the Brooder

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    Priscilla has had pure liquid green/yellow diarrhea for over a week now, it has a very odd and peculiar smell (new smell to me), her weight is crazy down, she has some energy but not much. I've been giving her some raw milk kefir with cinnamon, honey, and some oregano oil to hopefully fight off whatever it is that's ailing her and to build up her immunity system. I have to force her to take it with a syringe. Any idea what this could be or any other solutions? Medications/vet is not an option. Thanks!
     

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    How old is she? When did she last lay?
     
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  3. casportpony

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    Sorry she is ill. :hugs
    You could try supportive care, and by that I mean tubing feeding fluids, then once hydrated, tube feeding Kaytee Exact baby bird food.
    With her diarrhea, I suspect she will need lots of fluids, probably at least 10% of her bodyweight per day (45 ml per pound of bodyweight).
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    I would stop all of the additives, and feed her some wet chicken feed with a little cottage cheese, buttermilk, or plain yogurt. Cottage cheese and a little cooked rice can firm up droppings. Cooked egg is good to use as well. How is she acting? Does she have any appetite at all? Can you see a vet? Does she lay eggs? How old is she?
     
  5. DirtyHarrysHenHarem

    DirtyHarrysHenHarem In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the responses, y'all. Shes a few years old, has recently stopped laying completely - laid shell-less eggs/yolk and whites only for the last few weeks. Now this. Good call on the egg, though her appetite is pretty low. She's lost so much weight. I picked her up yesterday morning and the poor girl was just bone and feather. She seems to be drinking the ACV water pretty well. I'm thinking the end is kinda near for her, unfortunately. :(
     
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    Reproductive issues cannot be fixed. If she resfuses food and water at all, I think I'd consider going ahead and putting her out of her misery. So sorry. :hugs
     
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    Does her lower belly feel or appear enlarged? The loss of weight could be a sign of oviduct cancer or she may be suffering from egg yolk peritonitis. How does her crop feel most of the time, and especially first thing in the morning after going all night without food?
     
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  8. DirtyHarrysHenHarem

    DirtyHarrysHenHarem In the Brooder

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    Thanks for y'alls reply. Her crop this morning felt full of air/liquid - no solids. I tried inducing vomiting to see what came up and she did a little bit (and it smelled gross). I originally thought it could be a sour crop but would that cause her to drop weight? She now has no appetite and this morning wouldn't even eat treats. Thoughts?
     
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    And no, her belly isn't enlarged at all.
     
  10. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Poor girl. :(
     

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